Programme Manager (IRNM) – RCSI Clinical Research Centre

Job Title: Programme Manager (IRNM)

Department: RCSI Clinical Research Centre

Reporting to: Ms Deirdre Hyland Director of Research Nurse Education

Location: RCSI, ERC Beaumont Hospital

Contract/Duration: Specified purpose contract up to 3 years

Remuneration: Incremental scale €59, 170 – 63,301

Closing Date: 17th February 2023

Post Summary

The IRNM Programme Manager will be appointed to complete a project to develop standardised job descriptions and recommended grading structures for research nurses and midwives in Ireland, and identify associated knowledge, competencies and skills. This is a Health Research Board (HRB) funded post. The successful candidate will be employed in the RCSI Clinical Research Centre, located on the Beaumont Hospital campus. Hybrid working will be facilitated where possible. Duties of the post will require a degree of flexibility and availability to travel nationally and internationally on occasion. The proposed duration of the post is three years, full time, conditional on the achievement of prescribed objectives on interim review by the HRB at the end of year one. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and efficiently, and to use a variety of mechanisms to achieve the project goals.

Specific Duties

  • Working with the collaboration and support of the Principal Investigator (PI) and IRNM Roles and Responsibilities Sub-Committee the Programme Manager will;
  • Be responsible for project planning, implementation and management of activities needed to achieve the stated project objectives.
  • Develop detailed project plans and work-packages focused on successful delivery of the project outputs within the specified timeframe.
  • Establish the Project Stakeholder Group as outlined in the award proposal
  • Initiate meeting schedules and agree terms of reference of group
  • Develop short, medium and long-term goals and objectives
  • Agree communication and engagement strategy
  • Complete exploration of prevailing literature on the role and contribution of the CRNM, existing job-descriptions and terms of employment.
  • Establish mechanisms for effective communication and engagement with CRNMs on the island of Ireland
  • Initiate surveys and consultations to establish the expectations and opinions of CRNMs, their employers, Department of Health and the HSE in relation to employment, retention and professional development of CRNMs, ensuring that relevant permissions and approvals are obtained as applicable
  • Establish communications with the Chief Nurse, Department of Health, Ireland and the Chief Nurse, Health and Social Care Services, Northern Ireland, as outlined in the conditions mandated by the HRB for the successful completion of the proposed project.
  • Engage with international CRNM networks and working groups for mutual sharing of knowledge, processes and employment models
  • Develop draft documents for consultation and discussion with identified stakeholders
  • Develop data collection tools and processes to achieve the objectives of the project/sub-studies as required
  • Support development and design of project related sub-studies as applicable
  • Develop mechanisms for monitoring project progress against key milestones, and reporting status to PI, applicable IRNM committees, project stakeholder group and HRB.
  • Be responsible for monitoring allocated budget expenditure, and identifying requirements for reallocation of funds, if applicable
  • Leverage additional funding opportunities to support expansion of the project or associated sub-studies if and as applicable
  • Draft and publish interim and final articles, guidance documents and reports on discreet aspects of the project, in conjunction with relevant IRNM and stakeholder group partners
  • Report interim and final project findings at national and international events and forums


  • On the active register in an appropriate division of the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland, or eligible to so register.
  • Relevant Level 9 qualification in clinical research, or an appropriate clinical or life sciences discipline

Application Process

Please apply online through the RCSI careers portal no later than 5pm on the closing date with your CV and Covering Letter.

Informal Enquiries can be directed to Ms. Deirdre Hyland at

Closing Date

17th February 2023